Call it a Reader’s Digest Condensed Book version of a Tom Clancy novel, Mike Bennett throws his readers into the deep end of the pool in the latest installment of his military intrigue adventure trilogy. Buckle up and try to keep up! This novel is a rocket-ship ride from the very first page. -Amazon Review
When Towers Fall:
Book 2 of The Warlock Series
A team of special operators manage multiple threats across the globe and are guided by the unseen hand of The Warlock. The operators and supporting CIA technical enablers pursue a menace financed and controlled by the Quds Force of Iran as they bring justice and retribution to finally close the ledger for the tragic Beirut bombing of 1983.
The troika of Iran/Russia/Turkey emerges. The team’s actions range from Kurdistan to Pakistan and beyond to counter this alliance’s quest for dominance. As the prequel to Las Vegas on Twelve Dollars a Day, several characters are brought to the forefront, and a new strategy is pursued.
In ‘When Towers Fall’, the mysterious Warlock emerges to direct strategies. Past atrocities in Beirut are resolved. Alliances with Israel are strengthened. Betrayals by Turkey are discovered. Mechanisms to disrupt Russia’s ambitions are deployed. A broad team of special operators and clandestine technical enablers engage global threats and implement the Warlock’s plans.
About the Author
Mike Bennett I will likely have an unapologetic ‘rosy’ projection of America and its endeavors. I will accentuate the good– because I believe America IS good to its core. I ask only for your trust– the people my characters represent do exist, and they are Americans of the highest order. They live amongst us, they are everywhere, and we are better for it.
A former military officer and graduate of Ranger School and the Special Forces Qualification Course, I deployed 7 times over a span of 30 years. As many before me, I did my duty; no more, no less. Over the course of that time, I saw a great many young (and older) Americans serve with great distinction, and I believe we all should show appreciation to them (and police, firemen, jurors, even some, and I do mean some, politicians…) in whatever way we can.
It is fitting, perhaps, that I publish my first attempt at a novel on Thanksgiving Day. We have much to be thankful for.
I plan to write a little different take on the traditional ‘spy’ novel. Oftentimes, the journey to ‘actionable intelligence’ is a long, patient slog. Sometimes, there is an elegant solution that is the culmination of rigorous engineering, other times, well, not so elegant! I see this journey through the lens of Special Forces ‘By, With and Through’ doctrine– a path that may require a recruited indigenous support asset to emplace the collection device selected for a specific job. Sometimes the entire process takes years; there is no shortcut.
The works are entirely fiction, but I believe there are lessons within from which even policy makers can find guidance. The characters are fictitious, sometimes an amalgamation from my observations of several people or even entities, but the reader can form their own opinions on each character’s projected veracity. Some characters will live on in follow-on assignments; the names might change, but the attributes of their character will likely shine through.